What's your favorite font for subtitling?
Thread poster: José Henrique Lamensdorf

José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 14:40
English to Portuguese
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Aug 19, 2007

Mine is Trebuchet MS bold, in yellow and a 2-pixel black border. I use size 40, and maximum 32 chars x 2 lines.

Of course, not all translators deliver the finished, subtitled video; this question is aimed at those who do.

I often see films on TV with Arial Narrow. Do these people think that we'll be able to grasp more verbose text if our eyes don't have to shift so much?


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simona dachille  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:40
Italian to English
Various Aug 19, 2007

I change it according to the style of film.

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flop
Spain
Local time: 19:40
English to Spanish
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Arial 30 Aug 30, 2007

This font and size works very well with WinCaps, but it doesn't work so well well with SPOT. I suppose the important is how it looks in the final product: DVD, TV... But it is true, sometimes you just cannot read them, or you risk going blind.

I agree with José Enrique, Arial narrow is too... narrow.


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